Things FUN Trivia Q&A
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The living symbol of Smokey Bear was an American black bear who in the
spring of 1950 was caught in the Capitan Gap fire, a wildfire that burned
17,000 acres in the Capitan Mountains of New Mexico. The cub was in the
Lincoln National Forest. Smokey had climbed a tree to escape the blaze,
but his paws and hind legs had been burned. He was rescued by forest
rangers fighting the wildfire. What was his first name?
- Ranger Teddy
- Hotfoot Teddy
- Smokey Bear
2) New Mexico Department of Game and
Fish Ranger Ray Bell took him to Santa Fe. His wife, Ruth, and their
children, Don and Judy, cared for the cub. The story was picked up by the
national news services and Smokey became an instant celebrity. He and the
Bells were featured in a magazine cementing his star status.
- US News and World Report
3) Smokey was flown in a Piper Cub to
Washington, D.C., where he lived for 26 years. Where was his new home?
- National Zoo
- Smithsonian Institute
- US Wildlife Sanctuary
4) Upon his death in November 1975,
Smokey's remains were buried at what is now the Smokey Bear Historical
Park. Where is the park located?
- Washington, D.C.
- Capitan, New Mexico
- Santa Fe, New Mexico
5) Before the real life black bear in
1950, Smokey Bear is a fictional character of the longest running public
service campaign in United States history. When did the ad council develop
the �Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires� campaign?
6) In a recent study, what percentage of those surveyed could finish the sentence �Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires�
when given the first
7) In 1952, songwriters Steve Nelson and
Jack Rollins had a hit with �Smokey The Bear�. The pair said that
"the" was added to Smokey�s name to keep the song's rhythm.
This small change has caused confusion among Smokey fans ever since. What
is Smokey�s correct name?
- Smokey the Bear
- Smokey Bear
- Only You Smokey
8) Before World War II, forest fire
prevention campaigns used colorful posters to bring attention to the
problem. During the war, images of the Axis powers of World War II leaders
were depicted to drive home the message that forest fires hurt the country�s
war effort. Lumber was a critical natural resource needed for the armed
forces. In 1942 what characters to appear in fire prevention public
service campaigns. However, they were only loaned to the government for a
year, so a new symbol was needed.
- Donald Duck
- Bugs Bunny
9) His name was inspired by
"Smoky" Joe Martin, fire department hero who
shrugged off burns and blindness in a bold 1922 rescue. What city fire
department was �Smoky� from?
- New York Fire Department
- Washington, DC Fire Department
- Los Angeles Fire Department
10) What military service refers their
refers to the campaign hat drill instructors wear as a Smokey Bear hat.
- U.S. Marine Corps
- U.S. Army
- U.S. Air Force